Motion H1 (as an amendment to Motion H)

Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Amendments – in the House of Lords at 8:45 pm on 4th April 2022.

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Lord Dubs:

Moved by Lord Dubs

At end insert “and do propose Amendment 10B in lieu—

10B: Insert the following new Clause—“Immigration Rules: entry to seek asylum and join family(1) The rules laid down by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 1(4) and section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971 for regulating the entry into and stay in the United Kingdom of persons not having the right of abode must include provision for admitting persons coming for the purpose of seeking asylum.(2) These rules must make provision, for the purpose of seeking asylum, for unaccompanied children in Europe who have a family member in the United Kingdom who is ordinarily and lawfully resident in the United Kingdom.(3) For the purposes of this section, a “family member” means—(a) a parent, including adoptive parent;(b) an aunt or uncle;(c) a grandparent;(d) a sibling, including an adoptive sibling; or(e) such other persons as the Secretary of State may determine, havingregard to—(i) the importance of maintaining family unity;(ii) any dependency between the family members;(iii) the best interests of a child; and (iv) any compelling circumstances.””

Ayes 181, Noes 144.

Division number 7 Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Amendments — Motion H1 (as an amendment to Motion H)

Aye: 181 Members of the House of Lords

No: 144 Members of the House of Lords

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Motion H1 agreed.